WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
European Integration in Post-Soviet Eurasia—Licinia Simao will discuss "European Integration in Post-Soviet Eurasia: A Contribution to Regional Stability?" Presented by the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University. 11:30-1 p.m. Free. Room 202, Tory Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr. email@example.com
Lebanese Festival—A celebration of Lebanese culture. Until July 22. Riverside Park (on the grounds of the St. Elias Cathedral, across from Mooney's Bay), 700 Ridgewood Dr. www.ottawalebanesefestival.com
85th Anniversary Celebration—The military, naval, and air attaché of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Senior Colonel Daozhong Li, is hosting a reception on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. By invitation only. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 515 St. Patrick St. Regrets only to 613-789-3507.
THURSDAY, JULY 19
National Day Reception—Ambassador Bruno van der Pluijm and his wife are hosting a reception in celebration of Belgium's national day. 5-7 p.m. By invitation only. Ambassador's residence, 260 Park Rd. RSVP to 613-236-7267.
Screening: The Maiden Danced to Death—Filmed in Canada and Hungary, The Maiden Danced to Death tells the story of two Hungarian brothers and their rivalry. The film was produced locally and the filmmakers will be in attendance. 7 p.m. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St. http://bank.mayfairtheatre.ca/movies/The-Maiden-Danced-to-Death/
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Colombia celebrates its national day. It declared independence from Spain in 1910.
Colombian Strings Ensemble—Colombian Ambassador Clemencia Forero-Ucrós hosts a concert by the Colombian Strings Ensemble, followed by a reception in celebration of Colombia's national day. 7 p.m. Concert Room, NAC, 53 Elgin St. By invitation only. Regrets only. 613-230-3760 ext. 221
Ottawa Turkish Festival—A celebration of Turkish food, music, and more, including the famous Whirling Dervishes of Rumi. Until July 21. Confederation Park, Elgin at Laurier. www.ottawaturkishfestival.com
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Belgium celebrates the accession of King Leopold I. In 1831, King Leopold of Saxe-Coburg Saalfield took the oath as the first king of the Belgians.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
Fundraising Garden Party—Classical Music for Social Change is hosting a garden party to raise funds for the Youth Orchestra of Jamaica. 2-5 p.m., $30. 2206 Webster Ave. Contact: Vince 613-715-9962, or Angela 613-746-1055. www.nyoj.org
MONDAY, JULY 23
Egypt celebrates its national day. It marks the revolution of 1952. For information on any celebrations please call the embassy at 613-234-4931.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World—The history of the ancient Maya is shrouded in mystery. Their secrets have remained buried for centuries—until now. Discover the sacred roles of their divine rulers, the elaborate writing and counting systems, the cycles of life and death...and the truth behind the 2012 end-of-days legend. Ongoing until Oct. 28. Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Que. http://www.civilization.ca/home
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Published: Wednesday, 07/18/2012 12:00 am EDT
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